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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.388
People
Gustave Moreau, French (Paris 1826 - 1898 Paris)
Title
Aphrodite
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1870
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/298150
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
24.4 x 14.7 cm (9 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.)
Provenance
Félix de Romilly, Paris, 1871 (Fr 600); returned to the artist; purchased from the artist through the dealer Beugniet by Alfred Hartmann, Mulhouse, June 1881 (Fr 2,000); his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 12-15, 1899, no. 311 (as "Aphrodite"; Fr 3,500); acquired at that sale by Louis Sarlin; his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, March 2, 1918, no. 79 (as "Naissance de Vénus"); (Alfred?) Beurdeley; Scott and Fowles, New York; acquired from them by Grenville L. Winthrop, January 2, 1922 ($400); his bequest to the Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.388
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Exposition Gustave Moreau au profit des oeuvres du travail et des pauvres honteux, exh. cat., Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France, 1906), cat. no. 190

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau: with a catalogue of the finished paintings watercolors, and drawings, New York Graphic Society (Boston, MA, 1976), no. 121, repro.

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau, Flammarion (Paris, France, 1994), repr. p. 96 (color)

Geneviève Lacambre, "Il pittore delle Salomè", Art e Dossier, Giunti Editore (Florence, Italy, November 1996), repr. p. 31 (color)

Geneviève Lacambre, Moreau (November 1996), pg. 31, repr.

Geneviève Lacambre, Gustave Moreau: Maître Sorcier, Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 1997), p. 65, repr.

Geneviève Lacambre, Gustave Moreau, Les Aquarelles, Réunion des Musées Nationaux / Somogy (Paris, France, 1998), p. 100, fig. 1 (repr. in color), p. 269

Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau: Monographie et nouveau catalogue de l'oeuvre achevé, ACR Édition (Paris, France, 1998), no. 138, repr.

Geneviève Lacambre, Gustave Moreau: Magic and Symbols, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1999), p. 65, repr. (color)

Chikashi Kitazaki and Mina Oya, ed., Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Ueno, 2002), cat. no. 59, repr. (color), p. 29, fig. 19

Vincent Pomarède, "La Collection Winthrop: A la recherche de la beauté pure", L'Estampille/L'Objet d'art (April 2003), no. 379, pp. 34-45, p. 40

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2003), cat. no. 94, repr. (color), p. 30

Stephan Wolohojian, Ingres, Burne-Jones, Whistler, Renoir... La Collection Grenville L. Winthrop, exh. cat., Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux (Paris, France, 2003), no. 94, repr.

Exhibition History

Exposition Gustave Moreau au profit des oeuvres du travail et des pauvres honteux, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 01/01/1906 - 12/31/1906

Between Reality and Dreams: Nineteenth Century British and French Art from the Winthrop Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 09/14/2002 - 12/08/2002

A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003; National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004

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